I plan to apply in a few months for admission in fall 2011. I don't really know what to write as a statement of purpose and am wondering if anyone has any advice. My main issue is, I don't know for sure what 'demographic' i want to work with in the long run, as far as adults/kids, medical/school, etc. I seem to think I would prefer working with adults in a rehabilitation setting, but I am flexible and think for me it would be best to keep my options open and see where my studies take me. Is that acceptable to say, that you don't have a definite plan of which setting you want to work in? Most of the schools I plan to apply have programs that encompass a lot of both medical and school settings. However some (like Queens College) focus mostly on schools. Should my statement for that college say I want to work in schools, even if i'm not *sure* I want to?
Also, I don't have what I'm sure are typical reasons for pursuing speech pathology. I don't have any children, relatives, or friends with a language disorder. I don't have a language disorder myself. I didn't have a traumatic injury that cause me to go to an SLP. Basically, I love the field, I have always been interested in language, I want to have a fun and rewarding career, and know I would be great at it. I'm just stressing out because I know to get into grad school you have to have a great SOP, along with everything else. If anyone has any advice regarding this I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance!
- Statement of Purpose